Policy Study

Delaware Ranks 19th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Delaware’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (1st), urban Interstate pavement condition (12th), deficient bridges (13th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (13th).

Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017 Placeholder
Overall Highway Performance Rank - Highway Report 2017
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Delaware's Performance and Cost-Effectiveness Rankings
2017 Annual Highway Report

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Delaware ranks 19th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Delaware ranks 34th in fatality rate, 13th in deficient bridges, 12th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 37th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Delaware ranks 27th in total disbursements per mile and 32nd in administrative disbursements per mile.

Delaware’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (1st), urban Interstate pavement condition (12th), deficient bridges (13th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (13th).

Delaware’s worst rankings are urbanized area congestion (37th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (35th).

Delaware’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 40th largest system.